The Munro clan has scheduled a family trip to Hawaii, but Bob is forced to cancel it because of an unforeseen meeting with a company in Colorado. Instead of telling his wife and kids the truth, he changes their plans to suit his hellish job. Behind the façade of familial bonding and getting back to nature, Bob forces them in a rented RV for a road trip, secretly bringing along his laptop.
Early on, RV attempts to induce laughter by showing how big and unwieldy the Munro's vehicle is. As Bob struggles to get the "big rolling turd" (as it's called) out of the driveway, he knocks over just about everything there is in a suburban streetscape. And when they stop at a supermarket for supplies, the turd's brakes give out and, wait... wait... yes, it knocks over a row of shopping carts. Man, that is one uncontrollable RV.
For director Sonnenfeld, this really is another disappointment, considering his impressive pedigree as a cinematographer and director. It's not because RV is rated PG and obviously intended for a family audience - plenty of films, like the Jon Favreau-directed